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Brass Serving Spoon (one of a pair)


Artwork Details

Brass Serving Spoon (one of a pair)
early 20th century
8 11/16 in. (22 cm)
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam

On Display

Not currently on display


Physical Description:

Brass is an alloy of copper and tin. Brassware objects generally include ritual bowls, tableware for aristocrats, incense burners, braziers, and spoons. The UMMA collection does not include a complete set of dining or ritual implements but individual items including four water bowls (daejeop), five rice bowls (jubal), seven kimchi bowls (bosigi ), six side-dish bowls (jaengcheop), one sauce dish (jongji), and four spoons. It is assumed that these items were produced during the modern era. All of them were formerly part of the Bruce Hasenkamp collection.

The bowl of this spoon is round while the handle has straight sides, and its end has a semicircular cross section. This is a typical spoon from the late Joseon period.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017), 248]

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